Nutritious idlis

Posted on May 20, 2009. Filed under: Home Remedies, idli | Tags: , , , |

An extremely popular South Indian dish that is a perfect example of a complete protein combination which combines a cereal (rice) and a pulse (moong dal).

Preparation Time : 10 mins.
Cooking Time : 15 mins.

Makes 8 idlis.

Ingredients
½ cup rice
½ cup moong dal (split green gram)
½ teaspoon fenugreek (methi) seeds (optional)
a pinch soda-bi-carb
salt to taste
Method
1. Soak the rice, dal and fenugreek seeds in water for 5 to 6 hours.
2. Grind the soaked ingredients in a mixer and leave the batter aside for at least 8 hours or preferably overnight.
3. Thereafter, add the soda bi-carb and salt and pour a little mixture into the cavities of a small idli maker.
4. Steam in a cooker for a few minutes. Repeat for the remaining mixture.
5. Serve hot with chutney and sambhar.
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